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Country house in the coastal village of Birdham , Nr. Chichester & the beaches

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A modernised 6 bedroom house with views from every window & close to beaches

The costal village of Birdham is 3 miles to the West Wittering beaches,on the Coastal Path and a short walk to the Chichester & Birdham Marinas. At the end of the lane is the family friendly Cafe/Eatery (situated in Chichester Marina and overlooking the water. Open 7 days a week for daytime and evening dining. Booking necessary in the summer.

A well equipped house ideal for entertaining. A kitchen with an AGA, Electric cooker & hob opens into the family room with ample comfortable seating. A separate dining room seats 12 comfortably. The adjacent 2nd sitting room is an ideal room to get away and have a quiet read!

These rooms combined are great for entertaining and both have doors onto the patio and BBQ area.

There is ample parking in the drive for 6+ cars

There is a staircase at each end of the house. Above the family room & kitchen there are 2 en suite bedrooms. The far end of the house has 3 bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. the 6th bedroom is on the ground floor and there is a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

The house sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms. The 6th room is on the ground floor and has access to a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

We will happily accept parties of 10 Please ask for a quote.

All bedrooms are light and airy with views over open countryside with high quality beds and duvets White Co bed linen

Within easy reach are the sandy beaches of the Witterings where Winsurfing & kite surfing are popular. Breakfast at Billy's on the beach is a nice option.They are open for lunch and dinner but you will need to book. The characterful cathedral city of Chichester, the many paths and cycle routes surrounding the Chichester Harbour estuary (including the Salterns Way) and a variety of great country pubs and restaurants too (we can recommend where to go and we have a good local taxi service). A little further away are the rolling hills of the South Downs and its country pubs and walks.

Finally, we are a short drive away from Goodwood Race Course and motor circuit, local golf courses, Portsmouth and the cathedral town of Arundel.

More Details

Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

Why Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew chose West Sussex

after many years visiting friends and family in this area we decided that when we were able to leave London this is where we wanted to live - we have lived in Birdham for 33 years and love it. We consider we are very lucky to be able to live here and want our guests to enjoy this special area of outstanding natural beauty.

What makes this house unique

detached luxury house in a a beautiful country location

Aga in kitchen

lovingly maintained gardens surrounding the house

close to Chichester harbour

Estuary walks and cycle paths start at the front door

Eatery and bar at the end of the lane and other pubs/restaurants nearby

local beaches

private off street parking


Guestbook comments from the owner

We knew the area to be pretty and unspoilt and felt fortunate to have chosen a house offering spacious & elegant rooms. G F

Thanks for a wonderful stay. Your house is not only beautiful but it really feels like home. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back. I.C.

We are spreading the name up here in Scotland that Kinderhook is the place to stay when visiting West Sussex. It is a perfect luxury retreat. wow factor included! M.&M. R.

You could not have done more to make us comfortable in your beautiful home. We enjoyed our evening walks around the quiet estuary and our visits to Chichester and East Sussex. W & A

I really felt it was a second home away from my home. I will be planning another trip with my family next summer. thank you S.G
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Birdham in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , wash basin and toilet only
  • en suite bathroom to bedroom 1- with bath & separate shower. en suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath & shower over. bedrooms 3,4 & 5 with shared family bathroom with bath with shower over bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms:. Bedroom 1 with king size bed & bath room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds & bathroom.. Bedroom 3 with king size bed, Bedroom 4 with twin bed. Bedroom 5 with a double bed with shared bathroom Bedroom 6 downstairs twin room no bathroom downstairs cloakroom and toilet
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Kinderhook is a no smoking house. . Outside: There is a large gas fired BBQ on the patio and a large table with outside lighting. There is in total 1/2 acre gardens with the easterly aspect having fine views over a wild meadow. To the west of the house there are gardens and gravel driveway with ample parking and views to the west over fields. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, dishwasher, separate dryer and microwave. Separate cloakroom. All bedrooms are supplied with White Co. cotton bed linen and towels We do not supply beach towel. Beach towels are not provided Other: If you would like to have a special lunch or dinner party catered for we can put you in touch with a good local chef/cook who would be happy to discuss your menu and give you suggestions. Just let us know at the time of booking.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


The perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a party of ten, who stayed at Kinderhook for two nights.

We were already excited by the photos on HomeAway, but when we arrived the house was even nicer than we anticipated! The house is huge, and there was plenty of room for everyone.

I'd really recommend this property. It's a superb location, the Boathouse Café was a short walk away for dinner, and the drive to West Wittering beach was easy. After check out we went to The Lamb for a roast dinner, which I would also recommend.

The perfect escape from city life for the weekend. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday weekend at Kinderhook

  • 4 of 5

Kinderhook is a lovely property. It was spotlessly clean and very well furnished. The beds were all made up with lovely linen and the towels provided were of a very good quality. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed. The location of the property is also beautiful.

The owner greeted us and showed us around. Unfortunately the DVD player was not working which was a slight irritation as we had hoped to watch a film over our stay. We had a small child in our party and had brought DVD's for his entertainment too. The property is not cheap to hire and I think a proper entertainment system should be provided.

On the whole though it was a very nice weekend at Kinderhook which we all very much.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

House was well equipped / clean an tidy. Hosts were brilliant, very helpful and gave us lots of information. THhe whole experience was great.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Weekend, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property with 10 other female friends and had the most brilliant weekend. We wanted a nice getaway to explore a rural area, relax over good, homemade food and catch up. The house is beautiful - the photos do not do full justice to how lovely and comfortable it is. We were a group of 11 and never felt constrained or fighting for space. Lovely kitchen with all the amenities. We cooked twice for the whole group and did not miss anything. The garden was also an amazing addition and very well kept, with seating and a full table to fit everyone, so perfect for outdoor dining if the weather is good. The owners' attention to detail was hugely helpful. They directed us as to which areas were best for walks, and also pointed out the best local pubs, and even had menus and maps for us in the house. The beds were really comfortable, and everyone commented on how remarkably quiet the area is, so perfect if you're looking for a restful break. Waking up to see a herd of cows just behind the garden was also a lovely countryside treat! The local pubs were great and locals were hugely helpful and friendly. The walk to Wittering beach was also beautiful, and if you get good weather is really a treat. I cannot recommend this place enough if you're looking for a wholeheartedly relaxing weekend, away from noisy city life. Ten out of ten.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant house and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend at Kinderhook, the property was so homely and perfect for what we wanted. The pictures do not do the house justice!

The locations was brilliant for walking to the Marina and visiting nearby beaches.

The house had everything we needed and plenty of space for us all. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
4 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late season
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning £100

We do accept parties of 10. Please email or phone for a quote.
We have a twin room on the ground floor with a downstairs cloakroom & toilet. This room is ideal if you require accommodation for an extra 1/2 guests.
Winter months. We make a charge for logs. £20 for 2 nights £45 for 1 week stay. This is an optional extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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